Welcome to the website of the European Documentation Centre of the University of Vienna!



European Documentation Centres support education and research on EU integration.

  • They arrange contacts to (inter)national bodies with EU relevance and organize events.
  • They offer tools, workshops and special libraries to make literature searches easier and more transparent.
  • They provide a selection of documents on European affairs and encourage the academic community to engage in the debate on the future of the EU.

In short: EDCs function simultaneously as libraries, archives and information centers für EU-specific topics.


There are nine such EDCs in Austria (out of about 350 EU-wide), with the one at the University of Vienna - founded by Ignaz Seidl-Hohenveldern - being the oldest.

Scientific management: ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Alina Lengauer, LL.M., Jean Monnet Professor for European Law ad Personam

Library management: Dr. Thomas Luzer, Head of the Law Department Library

Contact: E: anfragen.edz.europarecht@univie.ac.at

Opening hours: *to be announced*